Cognitive Science 35 (7):1329-1351 (2011)
Cognitive architectures are unified theories of cognition that take the form of computational formalisms. They support computational models that collectively account for large numbers of empirical regularities using small numbers of computational mechanisms. Empirical coverage and parsimony are the most prominent criteria by which architectures are designed and evaluated, but they are not the only ones. This paper considers three additional criteria that have been comparatively undertheorized. (a) Successful architectures possess subjective and intersubjective meaning, making cognition comprehensible to individual cognitive scientists and organizing groups of like-minded cognitive scientists into genuine communities. (b) Successful architectures provide idioms that structure the design and interpretation of computational models. (c) Successful architectures are strange: They make provocative, often disturbing, and ultimately compelling claims about human information processing that demand evaluation
|Keywords||Psychology Computer simulation Philosophy of science Symbolic computational modeling Philosophy of computation Artificial intelligence Neural networks Cognitive architecture|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
References found in this work BETA
Citations of this work BETA
Cognitive Programs: Software for Attention's Executive.John K. Tsotsos & Wouter Kruijne - 2014 - Frontiers in Psychology 5.
Similar books and articles
The Past, Present, and Future of Cognitive Architectures.Niels Taatgen & John R. Anderson - 2010 - Topics in Cognitive Science 2 (4):693-704.
Consciosusness in Cognitive Architectures. A Principled Analysis of Rcs, Soar and Act-R.Carlos Hernandez, Ricardo Sanz & Ignacio Lopez - manuscript
Cognitive Architectures as Lakatosian Research Programs: Two Case Studies.Richard P. Cooper - 2006 - Philosophical Psychology 19 (2):199-220.
Cognitive Architectures Have Limited Explanatory Power.Prasad Tadepalli - 2003 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 26 (5):622-623.
Conscious Cognition and Blackboard Architectures.Bernard J. Baars - 2006 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 29 (1):70-71.
Grounded Cognition: Past, Present, and Future.Lawrence W. Barsalou - 2010 - Topics in Cognitive Science 2 (4):716-724.
Shedding Computational Light on Human Creativity.Subrata Dasgupta - 2008 - Perspectives on Science 16 (2):pp. 121-136.
Modular Architectures and Informational Encapsulation: A Dilemma.Dustin Stokes & Vincent Bergeron - 2015 - European Journal for Philosophy of Science 5 (3):315-38.
A Theoretical Framework for the Study of Spatial Cognition.Maurizio Tirassa, Antonella Carassa & Giuliano Geminiani - 2000 - In [Book Chapter].
Toward a Unified View of Cognitive Control.Dario D. Salvucci & Niels A. Taatgen - 2011 - Topics in Cognitive Science 3 (2):227-230.
Added to index2011-08-09
Total downloads45 ( #114,190 of 2,158,457 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #354,692 of 2,158,457 )
How can I increase my downloads?